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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Depression after failing exam, disturbed sleep pattern. What to do?

Sir, My daughter is 17 years old,but her behavior is not like adult.After she was failed in S.S.C.Exam.,she have got depressed. She can not sleep earlier at night up to 2.00 am-3.00 am that s why she could not get up till 11.00 am -12.00 am.Also she requires minimum 10-11 hrs. of sleep & till she can not get energized for whole day.She was very active & smart when she was about 10 years of age. Please suggest me what to do.I am originated from AMALNER DIST. JALGAON (MAHARASHTRA).Also please mail your detail of contacts, so that I can consult you personally. Thank you, very much Awaiting for earliest response frpm you.
Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Following possibilities are there-
1) Major depression
2)Adjustment disorder with depressive symptoms
3)Reactive depression
Consult a psychiatrist in your area for detailed evaluation and treatment.
Treatment options are-
1) Antidepressants like SSRIs, SNRIs or TCAs
2) Psychotherapy (CBT)
3) Relaxation techniques (meditation, yoga etc)
Hope it helps
Good Luck
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